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Prominent CSUN Entertainment Alumni


Morgan Brittany

Joan Chen

Jenna Elfman

Teri Garr

Steve Kanaly

Cheech Marin

Eve Plumb

Larry Wilcox

Debra Winger

The Arts

Judith Baca

Greg Evans

Steve Howard

Michael Jantze

Roberta Laidman

Bob Miller

  • Judith Baca, pioneering muralist, creator of  "The Great Wall of Los Angeles"
  • Greg Evans, cartoonist/creator of "Luann" comic strip
  • Steve Howard, Emmy Award-winning costume designer
  • Michael Jantze, cartoonist/creator of "The Norm"
  • Roberta Laidman, acclaimed ceramicist
  • Bob Miller, Emmy Award-winning costume designer

Singers, Songwriters & Musicians
Paula Abdul
Paula Abdul

Daryl Dragon (left)

Andy Summers

Diane Warren

Tim Weisberg

Carol Vaness
  • Paula Abdul, award-winning choreographer, actress and singer
  • Daryl Dragon, keyboardist and "The Captain" in Captain & Tennille
  • Andy Summers, guitarist for The Police
  • Carol Vaness, international opera star
  • Diane Warren, Oscar and Grammy-nominated songwriter

  •      ("How Do I Live" and "Unbreak My Heart")
  • Tim Weisberg, musician, contemporary jazz pioneer

Entertainment Executives, Producers,
and Directors

Mike Curb

Mike Darnell
Don Hahn
Don Hahn

Michael Klausman

Toshiyuki Shimada
  • Michael Bessolo, Senior V.P Marketing, Walt Disney Records
  • Lana Corbi, President/CEO, Crown Media U.S. (The Hallmark Channel)
  • Mike Curb, Chairman, Curb Records (former California Lt. Gov.)
  • Mike Darnell, Exec. V.P., Fox Alternate Programming and Specials
  • Michael Grillo, Head of Features Productions, Dreamworks SKG
  • Don Hahn, Executive Producer of  “The Lion King”

  •     and other Disney animated features
  • Michael Klausman, President, CBS Studio Center (Studio City)
  • Ronald Lynch, Senior V.P., Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group
  • Donald Petrie, Director, "Miss Congeniality" and "Grumpy Old Men"
  • Toshiyuki Shimada, Music Dir./Conductor, Portland Symphony Orchestra
  • Ben Sprecher, New York threatre entrepreneur/owner
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